For the 2014 hunting season, about 1,230 landowners have enrolled about 7.4 million acres in Montana's Block Management Program.
The Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks program provides hunters with public hunting access to private land, and isolated public land, free of charge, while assisting landowners in managing hunting activities.
Information about specific Block Management Area opportunities will be available beginning Aug. 15 at all FWP offices and on the FWP website at fwp.mt.gov.
Hunting Guides and most BMA maps also will be available on the FWP website. Click "Block Management."
Again this year, FWP will publish one statewide Block Management Hunting Access Guide that will list information for all seven FWP administrative regions.
While many BMAs do not require reservations, some do. Hunters can use the Hunting Access Guides to determine how permission is obtained for individual BMAs. While some BMA reservations may be made this season beginning Aug. 22, others won't open reservation lists until later in this fall.